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Garden Design Studio
Before and After
Look at our case studies to see before and after photographs.CASE STUDIES
Our unique approach to communicating design and planting schemes is instantly relatable. Wherever possible, we create the design of your garden in 3D. We are meticulous about detail, and we can walk you through your virtual garden so you can view the design from every angle. Wondering what the view will be from your bedroom window? We can show you. Wondering whether the pergola will provide shade at lunchtime in June? Our geo-located 3D model has the answer.
Our planting schemes are presented in an easily understandable framework that will show you exactly what flowers, colours and textures to expect each season and how your garden will change throughout the year.
We enjoy taking you on a journey and making the design process exciting and interactive. You won’t need to visualise from a 2D plan or know Latin plant names to understand our designs- you will know exactly what to expect before the installation team commences work.
- Free visitation and quote ,
- 3D Design ,
- Illustrated seasonal planting schemes ,
- Construction and Detail Drawings ,
- Design management throughout completion ,
- Outdoor Lighting Schemes ,
- Commissioning existing designs
Did you know your garden can be both spectacular and low-maintenance?
With today’s incredible variety of hard-working, easy to maintain plants, a good garden designer will be able to create a scheme that has compelling structure and foliage of varying colour and texture throughout the year, even in the depth of winter.
As for paving, decking and screening, we can recommend many cutting edge materials that are extremely low-maintenance while retaining their looks for decades to come.
We visit your site for an informal conversation and some brainstorming to ascertain what you would like to achieve with your outdoor space, priorities, style, ‘would-love-to-haves’, and budget.
Based on your requirements, we prepare a design brief and a quote for the design work. If you proceed with commissioning the design, we provide you with a construction quote based on the final approved design. The design is yours, and you are free to expedite them you like. However, we find we end up building almost all of the designs we prepare in-house.Book a visit today
Commissioning Existing Designs
If you have already commissioned a designer, we are happy to quote and build from 3rd party drawings.
Examples of design packages
Take a look at the design packages we have prepared for clients below. This will give you an idea of the great level of detail our designs consider, how our designs are bespoke to every site and its owner’s requirements and style, and what you can expect to receive when you commission a design with us:
Large Outdoor Living and Entertainment Space with Waterfeatures and Gardens
Mediterranean Garden with Wisteria Walk and Terrance
Woodland Entertainment Area for Artisan Smokery
Steep Rear Garden with Gabion Terraces
Outdoor Entertainment with Kitchen and Lounge area, hot tub, deck, and water feature
Contemporary Woodland Garden
Large Water Garden Construction with Waterfall, Stream, Pond, Engineered Rock and Japanese Style Garden
Planting Scheme for Sculpture Garden
Sunny Terrace with Low Maintenance Planting and Screening
Themed Gothic Garden
Some Popular Questions
Do I need a garden design?
Most of our project work is design led. This makes sure you are making the most of the space and getting the best value for money. It also means that you and us are both clear on what we are delivering because there is documentation in the form of plans and visuals we have agreed on. I hope you will believe us that saving on a design is a false economy.
The difference between most DIY design jobs and a project that has been designed and executed accordingly is immediately apparent. The quality of your final result is in the detailing, in the way the materials are combined and the use of consistent visual language throughout the project. And that is without considering the solutions a good design can bring to your space that you wouldn’t have thought of. Landscaping isn’t like a few cushions that you can replace if you don’t like them, it’s something you will live with for many years and that can either give you joy every time you look at it or it can be the cause of regret. We like to deliver joy! However, for very straightforward pieces of work, a design may not be required. Talk to us and we will give you an honest answer.
Why use a design and build contractor?The good thing about our team is that we know that whatever we design can be built and accurately translated onto the site and within the agreed budget. During the design process, our wider team is also involved in the consideration of construction methods and on-site logistics. We understand there is nothing worse than a vision that can’t be delivered. For you, it also means that there is one point of contact and that all the responsibility rests with us. There is no finger-pointing between 3rd party designers or subcontractors when a nimble and coordinated approach is required, especially when there are changes or if unexpected situations arise during the project’s construction phase.
How much will my garden design cost?
Our design work is priced according to the complexities involved. One is the scope of your project. Level patio and deck areas with in-ground or raised beds and associated planting are the most straightforward, whereas outdoor kitchens and bespoke built-in seating areas and steep sites, to name a few, involve more detailing and require a topographical survey.
Most of our clients come to us for our unique 3D designs, examples of which you can see in our Design Studio section. These designs detail every aspect of your project and usually include lighting designs. Some projects can be communicated in a 2D format, for which packages start from £1000. As a guideline, the design of a project can be approximated as a proportion of the overall project cost. For Design-only providers, this ranges from 20% for small projects to 10% as the project value increases.
We are often able to offer better rates, however, design and planning is a time consuming and important part of the project and saving on this process truly is a false economy. It is important to note that a good design will save time and costs in last minute or mid-project changes that always arise when planning is less thorough. As such, we can guarantee that our design will pay for itself.
Can I just buy a design?Yes, you can! Although people like the easy process from design to build, clients such as developers and contractors often use our work to submit as part of a wider planning process.
What our customers say
Olmo D & Danie V
Thank you again Marlene for an inspiring design.
Mr. Tom Price